Increasing home development in wildfire-prone areas, coupled with climate change, are exacerbating wildfire risks to many communities. Better land use planning can work with other mitigation measures to reduce wildfire risks to people and homes. There are a variety of land use planning tools available, such as community plans, regulations, building codes, and incentive-based programs, to better manage development in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) and other high-wildfire-risk areas. The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program provides communities with resources and services to mitigate wildfire risks through improved land use planning.
K. Barrett. Reducing Wildfire Risk in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Policy, Trends, and Solutions. 55 IDAHO L. REV. 3 (2019).